Arwad Island


(cc Michel Benoist)*
The fortress of Arwad in 1981

Located on an island 3km offshore from Tartus (Antaradus), Arwad city dates back to at least the 2nd Millennium B.C. and played an important role at the crossroads of international trade in the Mediterranean between Asia Minor, Cyprus and Rhodes, the Aegean Islands, Egypt, and the continent. Its position attracted the greed of Assyrians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Roman, Muslims, Francs, and Templars. The city retains many vestiges from its turbulent past.

  • No information on the state of conservation of this site has been received.

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